H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 125
Year : 1952
Engine Size : 5424cc
Colour : White
Interior : Red
Registration No. : 849 YUX
Chassis No. : # 526282784
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


- White with red interior
- Restored example imported from the USA in 2013
- UK registered example of the fabled Series 62 Caddy
With their competitors slow to react after WW2, Cadillac seized the initiative. Introduced in 1948, the marque's aeronautically inspired 'tail-fin' motif was the work of Harley Earl-trained stylist Franklin Q. Hershey. An immediate trend-setter, it was joined some twelve months later by an all-new overhead valve V8 engine. Engineered by Ed Cole, Jack Gordon and Harry Barr, this 331 cu in (5.4 litre) unit was smaller, more powerful and almost 200lbs lighter than its predecessor. Boasting wedge-shape combustion chambers, 'slipper' pistons and hydraulic valve lifters, it developed 160bhp in standard tune and soon found favour among the competition fraternity. The `third generation' Series 62 accounted for 78% of total Cadillac sales in 1952.
Imported from the USA in 2013, judging by its appearance, this extremely smart example has obviously been subject to a previous restoration which would appear to have been to a high standard. The white paintwork presents extremely well whilst the red interior looks barely used. The engine bay is prepared to an equal standard. UK registered, 849 YUX is offered with Swansea V5 document and is MoT exempt.